20 Gripping Page-Turners Every Twentysomething Woman Should ReadBest of all, they discuss all of this while being completely judgment-free. In this book, Duckworth writes about the power of passion and perseverance over talent. Reading this book will remind you — or prove to you — that committing to your passion is so much more important than having innate talent. What I found most moving about this memoir, though, was her openness and honesty with her struggle to get pregnant. I know I will look to this book as a source of comfort again down the road.
50 Must-Read Books for 20-Somethings
Am I really in love with them? What am I doing with my life? What do I want my career to look like? This must-read book list covers a wide variety of topics that have helped me understand and develop my personal and professional life. Many of us are figuring out how to put intersectional feminism into practice as we navigate the challenges of dating and being a woman in the workplace. Or, if you identify as a man, how to act as an ally. The following books taught me new concepts and techniques and served as a good reminder and summary of what I already knew about feminism.
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Based on a real-life outbreak of unexplained physical ailments in teenage girls, Megan Abbott's The Fever unspools in a fantastical, creepy, frightening way. So many books try to explain the secret lives of teenage girls, and The Fever succeeds at capturing them, at least at a certain angle. Abbott is a master of the unsettling and upsetting, and The Fever grips you in its mania until its final pages. There's a reason why everyone and their sister has been crazy about Americanah since it was published two years ago. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's story of love and life spanning the U. Adichie expertly balances her characters' self-conscious self-criticism and in-the-moment experiences to capture reality.
The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long list of bookmarked Internet longreads, it can be stressful to choose what you should pick up next. These books by women are just a few of the incredible titles published recently — an exhaustive list would be hundreds of books longer. Those listed here are some of the most-discussed, thought-provoking and life-changing books from a diverse group of women writers. They make you rethink what being a feminist means, offer life advice to women of all ages, and reinforce your long-held belief that Tina and Amy should be your best friends and life coaches forever. The novels are some of the finest writing from woman authors.